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Video scenes pulled from people's thoughts

By T.K. Randall
November 29, 2009 · Comment icon 13 comments

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In a peculiar new experiment Doctor Jack Gallant of the UCB psychology department has succeeded in reproducing on a screen videos being watched by two patients through the process of measuring their brain activity.
Pulling an image out of a person's brain is a feat that is hard to believe, but Doctor Jack Gallant of the UCB psychology department seems to have gone this accomplishment one better. In a recent experiment, Doctor Gallant claims to have made it possible to reproduce video images from human brain activity. Would you post your thoughts on Youtube?


Source: Live Science | Comments (13)




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Comment icon #4 Posted by 8ball936 14 years ago
if real, think of the use in court system. The ultimate polygraph. No more criminals getting away with lies. One could argue about human rights, and that it violates the Constitution.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jerry Only 14 years ago
"Because I don't say it, It don't mean I aint thinkin' it, Next thing you know, They'll take my thoughts away" Megadeth - Holy Wars/The Punishment Due
Comment icon #6 Posted by Exterminator 14 years ago
It can change the whole world. It will give this word bizarre and abstract another dimension considering we take the image of our dreams. It's friggin' amazing if really possible. We all know what will we get from teenage boys mind while they walk down the street. LOL But **** it's kinda scary...
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jerry Only 14 years ago
Won't scizophrenics complain about all the noobs?
Comment icon #8 Posted by DieChecker 14 years ago
It would quickly put the movie making industry out of business. My regular dreams are as good as any of the movies coming out these days.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Alienated Being 14 years ago
In 20 years from now I can see this becoming a perfected reality.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Alienated Being 14 years ago
It would quickly put the movie making industry out of business. My regular dreams are as good as any of the movies coming out these days. I agree, directors wouldn't even NEED actors. They could just mentally visualize them and have them come up on the screen... no more props, etc. Goodness!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Dahn 14 years ago
Yet another title that's misleading. They didn't actually see what the person was thinking, but what he was seeing. There's a difference. I'm still not convinced it's really real anyway though, but if it is, think about if they could see what someone with hallucinations is seeing. That would be interesting.
Comment icon #12 Posted by L33TNerd 14 years ago
if real, think of the use in court system. The ultimate polygraph. No more criminals getting away with lies. One could argue about human rights, and that it violates the Constitution. But.... how would such a system know the difference between a perceived memory and an imagined thought? I could daydream a murder while being eyed as a suspect, and that would be enough proof?
Comment icon #13 Posted by deadleprechuan 14 years ago
the article says they were able to reproduce what the patients were watching, not what they were remembering. but it would be nice to watch your memories or dreams


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